Facsimiles of choice examples selected from illuminated manuscripts, unpublished drawings and illustrated books of early date
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Call number nrlf_ucb:GLAD-168203884
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor University of California Libraries
Collection cdl; americana
Full catalog record MARCXML
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May 15, 2009
Looks good to me
M Kennedy seems a bit critical for some pretty darned good Mss. Especialy at 2.5 MB these seem real nice and clear. With adobe able to copy these things it's just good all the way around, I say.
May 9, 2009
Indifferent miniatures of 14th century books
To one not knowledgeable about miniature paintings one might be drawn to the pictures in this "salesman" booklet of Quarich, who was the premier book seller of the time and who generated many catalogues of books he had for sale. However I found this small booklet of 46 pages to be disappointing in that the colors were drab and faded, being reproductions Quarich had made to promote his books for sale. The actual drawings were amateurish and anatomically incorrect in some places. What was most disturbing though was the various areas of blurring which did not appear to be a scanning problem, as there was no uniformity in areas blurred. For the most part these were illustrations for non-religious books, and perhaps the norm for illustrations of the day as maybe only the greatest of illustrators worked on the religious manusripts.
There is no text with the pictures other than to state what book they were derived from that presumably Quarich had for sale.
May 8, 2009
These medieval illuminated manuscripts are of very high quality. I'm glad I found this non-google version since the colors are what really make it worthwhile. This one may just catch fire on the most downloaded items list!